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 Nick HOLMES 1976-1979 
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Name: Nicholas Charles Holmes


Country: :ENG: England
Club: Southampton F.C.
Position: *DMF, CMF, SMF, SB, CB
Side: LF/LS
Age: 27-30 years (11/11/1954)

Height: 180 cm
Weight: 77 kg

Attack: 74
Defence: 75
Balance: 82
Stamina: 86
Top Speed: 79
Acceleration: 78
Response: 76
Agility: 76
Dribble Accuracy: 77
Dribble Speed: 75
Short Pass Accuracy: 80
Short Pass Speed: 78
Long Pass Accuracy: 77
Long Pass Speed: 78
Shot Accuracy: 73
Shot Power: 81
Shot Technique: 74
Free Kick Accuracy: 73
Curling: 73
Header: 79
Jump: 76
Technique: 80
Aggression: 75
Mentality: 85
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 82

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Consistency: 7
Growth type: Standard/Lasting

S05 - 1-touch Pass
S09 - Covering
P08 - Box-to-Box
P15 - Free Roaming

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Centre - 1-touch Play - Covering

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced

A versatile player, Nick Holmes was a natural left-sided player who could play as a full-back, central defender or midfielder. Player who was as reliable as he was skilful. A loyal one-club man, Holmes spent 18 years at Saints and was third in the all time appearances (543 games scoring 64 goals in all). One of the best pound-for-pound pros. Players loved playing alongside him and he was always terrific – he would get goals for the team, he could defend. It looked like he never had a bad game. In each of the seasons from 1975-76 to 1981-82, he never missed more than four League games.

He played in the 1976 FA Cup Final against Manchester United which Saints won 1-0, and also played and scored in the 1979 League Cup final against Nottingham Forest, which was lost 2-3. He became club captain in 1980 then in 1984, with a midfield that was probably the best in the club’s history, Southampton finished second in First Division.

A pelvic injury forced him to retire from the game in May 1987.

Spoiler: show vs Crystal Palace 1976 FA semifinal: Heading on 5:05; 5:35; Cross on 7:57; vs Man Utd 1976 FA final: Interception on 13:30; 1:16:20; 1:24:10; 1:28:00; technique and passing on 25:45; 49:48; 1:08:15; 1:34:00; 1:43:10; Heading on 29:32; Run on 42:40; vs Luton 1976: amazing cross in the first seconds; Lovely chip goal on 5:00; vs Man Utd 1977: goal on 5:50; vs Leeds 1978: dribbles on 5:50; Free kick on 6:19 vs N.Forest 1979 LC final: Interception on 5:40; vs N.Forest 1979 LC final (2): Volley goal on 15:20;

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